Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description

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At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Technology sets IT strategy; enhances the design, development, and operations of our systems; optimizes the Wells Fargo infrastructure; provides information security; and enables Wells Fargo global customers to have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week banking access through in-branch, online, ATMs, and other channels.

Our mission is to deliver stable, secure, scalable, and innovative services at speeds that delight and satisfy our customers and unleash the skills potential of our employees.

Positions reside within the Commercial Bank Technology Architecture team providing architectural and transformational services to Payment, Treasury, and Customer Care for Business programs.   In this role, you will consult with both business and technology executives to help set technical direction, provide ongoing architectural support and direction for multiple technical efforts across several agile squads and work to develop an ever evolving target architecture for the Payments and Treasury Management business. Architect participates in the design and development application architecture for Payments, Treasury, and Customer Care applications. 
Uses expert knowledge modern distributed technologies, including Java, Kafka, No-SQL databases, microservices, and APIs. Uses expert knowledge of UML to capture current and target architecture. Performs research and tracking of new software technologies, application development, and performs business requirements analysis as they pertain to related systems.
The position includes the following responsibilities:

Technology Strategy

  • Lead the definition of future technology architecture and strategy
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and capabilities in order to prepare and respond to customer needs and expectations.
  • Perform in-depth consultation to senior management to ensure applications adhere to established Wells Fargo standards, policies, methodologies and industry best practices

Project/Agile Architecture - Responsible for working on high architectural impact projects/sprints

  • Work with business teams to analyze project/sprint  requirements as a foundation for architecture designs
  • Produce project/sprint architecture designs encapsulated in Systems Architecture Specification documents using industry standard modeling languages and practices
  • Manage designs for multiple projects/sprints concurrently throughout the project life cycle 

Platform Analysis

  • Perform software platform design analysis
  • Produce platform analysis reports for senior management review
  • Portfolio and Product Architecture
  • Provide architecture for product(s) or portfolio with agile technology.

New Platform Design/Development

  • Assist in the development of proof of concept prototypes to evaluate evolving products and technologies 

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: systems, applications, or architecture planning

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in one or a combination of the following: systems, applications, or architecture planning
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to influence across all organizational levels, particularly senior management
  • Ability to negotiate, influence, and collaborate to build successful relationships
  • 3+ years of experience using an industry standard database modeling language

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Prior related experience leading and/or managing architecture strategies
  • Deep understanding of architecture best practices
  • Ability to influence across all organizational levels, particularly senior management
  • Ability to negotiate, influence, and collaborate to build successful relationships
  • 7+ years of experience leading medium and large-scale program architecture solutions
  • Good analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work effectively, as well as independently, in a team environment
  • Ability to lead during times of ambiguity and change
  • Ability to manage initiatives related to the following: architecture roadmap that aligns with business strategy and the broader architecture community; hardware and capacity planning, consolidation and rationalization; related emerging technology assessment and incubation
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • 7+ years of Java experience
  • UML (Unified Modeling Language) experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of application development, infrastructure, and architecture environments
  • Knowledge and understanding of applications: architecture, design, business functions, interfaces, dependencies, processing windows, volumes
  • Knowledge and understanding of Information Technology architecture design concepts, strategies, and standards
  • Knowledge and understanding of technology architecture: applications systems design and integration
  • Knowledge and understanding of technology architecture: technical application of concepts, practices and procedures in the architecture of a single application or system component
  • Ability to assess issues, make quick decisions, implement solutions, and influence change
  • Financial services industry experience
  • Wholesale banking experience
  • A BS/BA degree or higher in information technology

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

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    All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

    Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
    Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Benefits Summary


Visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers/benefits for benefits information.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

At Wells Fargo, we’ve been proudly supporting military veterans and their families for more than 170 years.

We value the leadership, discipline, and skills you’ve gained through your service to our country and recognize the contributions our veteran team members bring to the table. We’re so committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities, National Guard members, and Reservists that we’ve made it our goal is to employ 20,000 veterans by 2020.

As a Wells Fargo team member, you’ll find a work culture that is team-oriented, collaborative, structured, and challenging. We support veterans transitioning from military service with a variety of job options, confidential resources, educational information, and career guidance. You may choose to join our Veteran’s Team Member Network, a group of thousands who share an interest in veterans’ matters, and that promotes greater awareness and job development within the veteran community. To learn more about opportunities at our company, please visit wellsfargojobs.com/military. Let’s talk about turning your military experience into a great civilian career.

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